Phoenix is 3-1 after the All-Star break, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by the scribes behind the various power ranking around the league.
How much did the Suns jump, and who deprived Phoenix of jumping at all? Read on to find out.
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Marc Stein continues to like the Suns, but not enough to move them ahead of Memphis despite identical 3-1 weeks (the Suns lost to Houston, the Grizzlies lost to Charlotte).
Stein may have withheld a promotion, but he didn’t hold back on his praise.
“ Jeff Hornacek has the Suns on the brink of the top 10 in defensive efficiency when he hasn't had Eric Bledsoe in uniform since Dec. 30. In related news: Jeff Hornacek has the lead on anyone else you want to nominate in the Coach of the Year race entering the final third of the regular season."